Since I had so much fun playing the demo of Little Nightmares 2, I’ve been willing to try the first game of the franchise. I completed it earlier this week on PC and it was really fun. It took me a bit more than 5 hours to reach the end of the adventure.
The creepiest place to me was the kitchen, probably because the cooks look terrifying. I may be wrong, but I don’t think that the people at Tarsier are meat lovers…
The game was smooth and I haven’t encountered any frustrating moment. When it comes to gaming, my favourite rule is “A good game is like a good joke, it requires no explanation”. While I love the design of the game and the gruesome ambiance, it’s especially the gameplay that I enjoy, it’s simple to handle and is a perfect compromise between puzzles and action.
I’ll probably play the second Little Nightmares 2 very soon, unless I’d play this one again, to collect all the dolls and jump on all the mattresses. Because, yes, there’s even an achievement for that.
From crazy cultists to a talking cat, Gibbous takes you on quite an adventure where you explore a Lovecraft inspired world as three protagonists.
Like most adventure games, some puzzles defied all logic, which made me sometimes have a peak at a walk-through guide. Even though, I must admit I’m not always the most patient, and probably would have figured it all out by contemplation and time. Nevertheless, Gibbous was quite fun with a mostly freed game play, and an unexpected ending.
One of the things I love most is the art style, it’s hand-painted and gloomy, perfect for a Lovecraft inspired story. I’m also glad that it was Cthulhu heavy, unlike some stories that are supposed to be Cthulhuesque but miss out on all the elements. From the order of Dagon to Curven to the tentacles, and the insanity, they didn’t miss a thing. These guys in Transylvania got it all right.
I’m in Heaven right now and I’ll probably be for a few years. Yes, you read well: YEARS! Diablo 2, the game that ruined my first university years but made the rest of my life better is about to be “resurrected”. Even better, it’ll be released on or before December 2021, which instantly makes this year a great one, filled with news, hype and a huge countdown.
We’ve watched the Diablo II: Resurrected Deep Dive panel and it seems that the remaster is in very capable hands. The folks at Vicarious Visions are very committed to bring Diablo 2 to modern days graphics while keeping the experience as close as possible to the original. Also, we get a shared stash!
The new Diablo 4 class, the Rogue, was announced and it looks amazing, with a mix of range and melee attacks. The trailer is pretty dark, which is a good thing. Diablo 4 development is moving on and it feels great to know that there are so many great things ahead for the Diablo fans.
As if it wasn’t great enough, Blizzard had Metallica perform “For Whom the Bell Tolls” in a studio version exclusively recorded for the Blizzcon.
Oh, I almost forgot, something was said about Diablo Immortal but I didn’t really pay attention. While My initial attitude toward it was pure hate, I think that I’ll probably give it a try anyway but, even if it’s amazing, I doubt that it’ll change my attitude toward phone games.
We’ve spent the morning listening to Metallica and we’ll probably spend the rest of the day playing Diablo 3 and watching all the Diablo panels from the Blizzcon. Life is better than good!
Voilà, we’ve finally seen the last episode of Buffy The Vampire Slayer…
When it first came out, in the 90s, I refused to watch it. Sarah Michelle Gellar was just too much of those blondes we loved to hate during the grunge time. She looked like a Paris Hilton with a brushing. I always wondered why she wore high heels and was dressed as if she was walking her puddle in the streets of New York… If you have to spend your nights in a graveyard, waiting for vampires to rise, wouldn’t you want to dress accordingly?
But, since last year, we try to catch back on those pieces of pop culture that we might have missed because of made up ideas, and Buffy was one of them.
Let’s be honest, on seven seasons, only three are good (1, 2 & 7), the rest goes from total garbage to barely watchable. Most of the actors can’t act and I’m not surprised that we haven’t seen them anywhere else. Also, even if the show is about slaying vampires, it seems that the entire plot revolves around Buffy falling in love with (and shagging) them (as depicted in the image above).
But, even if we wanted to stop watching the show many times, especially when it takes 3 full episodes for her mother to die (oops spoiler, sorry), I’m glad that we made it until the end. Buffy is a monument in fantastic and pop culture and it kept us entertained during many evening dinners. Now, let’s see what Angel is about…
We’ve seen the third season and it’s without any doubt our favourite. We’re fan of the entire franchise (except maybe the fourth season), but the third season is so incredibly good.
The casting is out of this world! Ewan MacGregor playing both Stussy brothers, David Thewlis as Varga, Mary Elizabeth Winstead as Nicky, Carrie Coon as Gloria and Ray Wise as… God? Each character is fantastic and perfectly portrayed.
Even if each scene contributes to create the “Fargo ambiance”, some scenes are above and beyond, like when Nicky survives a manhunt and ends up in a bowling alley, having a drink with Ray Wise.
We are now suffering of post-Fargo depression, with a fourth season that doesn’t really feel part of the franchise…
We’ve completed the second step of the Millennium Falcon. Instead of a picture of the build, we’ve tried something new: we’ve recorded a timelapse. I won’t publish the next videos until the process is complete, so I can make one that will cover the entire build. It will take a while though, since the build is divided in 17 steps and we only work on it once a week. I’ve recorded the video with an iPhone 11 Pro max and a Neewer holder mounted on a Vanguard photography tripod.
Well, I didn’t see that one coming. My island is far from what I want it to be, it’s messy and I need to do something about the wild growth of ugly flowers.
Out of curiosity, I talked to Isabelle the other day, expecting a 2, maximum 3 star rating. Imagine my surprise when she told me it has 5 stars. I guess that the Miskatonian residents don’t mind the mess, or maybe they are just loosing their sanity… that’s what happens when the name of your island is inspired on the Cthulhu universe.
The 1920s, an investigation brings the detective Edward Pierce to the mysterious Island of Darkwater. As the clues lead the detective deeper into the island and its secrets, the line between sanity and madness grows thinner.
This game is a love letter to the world created by H.P. Lovecraft and the role playing game by Chaosium. Not only is the gameplay very fluid and well paced, but the ambiance is very faithful to what you can feel when you read books like The Shadow over Innsmouth or The Case of Charles Dexter Ward.
It took me a little bit less than 9 hours to complete it and not once have I felt blocked or in front of a frustrating fight. So, if like me, you enjoy to challenge your sanity by following the trail of old gods worshiping cultists without having to face an absurd level of difficulty, Call of Cthulhu is a must play.
We’ve had a very comfy Sunday. Brussels was under the snow, and we were all cozy, completing the first step of the Millennium Falcon. The build is already massive and I don’t think that our dining table will be big enough to hold the Falcon, the instruction manual and the parts for the next steps. We’re probably gonna have to use our coffee table as well.
Something else that will change in the next steps is that I’ll be able to capture a time-lapse of the build… I’ve just ordered an iPhone stand that’s compatible with my photography tripod. So, expect to see us hard at work next week.